Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to
abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape.
3) After a
major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't.
Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion
The Huffington Post, February 9, 2011 and
Abortion Coverage Ban Introduced,"
Center for American Progress, January 20, 2011
2) In Congress,
Republicans have proposed a bill (H.R.
would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than
perform an abortion necessary to save her life.
GOP Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Let Women Die Instead
Of Having An Abortion,"
Talking Points Memo, February 4, 2011
3) In South Dakota,
Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to
murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for
Dakota bill would legalize killing abortion
Salon, February 15, 2011
4) Republicans want
to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to
low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.
GOP Proposes Cuts to Scores of Sacred
National Journal, February 9, 2011
5) A state
legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for
victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to
"accuser." But victims of other less gendered crimes,
like burglary, would remain "victims." "Georgia
State Lawmaker Seeks To Redefine Rape Victims As
The Huffington Post, February 4, 2011
Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids'
preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should
really be home with the kids, not out working.
Officials Cut Head Start Funding, Saying Women Should be
Married and Home with Kids,"
Think Progress, February 16, 2011
7) And at the
federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program,
Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids
could lose their spots in preschool. "Bye
Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli,"
The New Republic, Feburary 12, 2011
8) Two-thirds of
the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking
aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for
employment services, meals, and housing for senior
GOP spending cuts will devastate women, families and
The Hill, February 16, 2011
9) Congress voted
yesterday on a Republican amendment to cut all federal
funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of
the most trusted providers of basic health care and
family planning in our country. "House
passes measure stripping Planned Parenthood
MSNBC, February 18,2011 and "GOP
Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning
Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011
10) And if that
wasn't enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all
funds for the only federal family planning program. (For
humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide
contraception for wild horses. You can't make this stuff
Control for Horses, Not for
Blog for Choice, February 17, 2011